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You can now conveniently and easily take SAS Certification exams in the comfort of your home or office.

SAS® Certified Base Programmer for SAS®9

The perfect starting point for those interested in a career as a SAS® professional

Successful candidates should have experience in programming and data management using SAS®9 and should be able to:

  • Read and create data files.
  • Manipulate and transform data.
  • Combine SAS data sets.
  • Create basic detail and summary reports using SAS procedures.
  • Identify and correct data, syntax and programming logic errors.

New! Performance-based exam available. Choose the credential that’s right for you.


Exam Content & Pricing

Candidates who earn this credential will have earned a passing score on the SAS® Base Programming for SAS®9 exam.

This exam is administered by SAS and Pearson VUE.

  • 50-55 multiple-choice and short-answer questions.
    (Must achieve score of 70 percent correct to pass)
  • 100 minutes to complete exam.
  • Use exam ID A00-211; required when registering with Pearson VUE.
  • This exam is based on SAS 9.4.
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Exam fee: €160 EUR.

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